Author Archives: MotionLive

MOTION TALKS BALDWIN & EALEY-RICHARDSON ON CBC’S THE NEXT CHAPTER w/ SHELAGH ROGERS

Motion talks about the similarities between James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain and Jael Ealey Richardson’s The Stone Thrower. (photo\Zahra Siddiqui) The layers of Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin (exerpt) “What I love about this … Continue reading

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50in50: WRITING WOMEN INTO EXISTENCE in NYC!

        Really EXCITED to join 50 Black Women Writers for the internationally curated 50in50: WRITING WOMEN INTO EXISTENCE! This special event featuring an esteemed collective of women actors takes place on Sunday May 14th, 2017 in New York … Continue reading

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TORONTO HIP HOP CELEBRATES DJ RON NELSON!

    Walking on #CollegeStreet, bumped into #streetpromo for Thursday Nite’s #iwasthere event! Celebrating #Toronto #HipHop #radiohost #promoter and #pioneer DJ RON NELSON! Hosted by Theo3 & Motion >> See you there! #fantasticvoyage #CKLN881 #hiphopradio #ourstory FOLLOW @motionlive and #motionliveeye … Continue reading

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YORK U. STUDENTS STUDY THE POWER OF SPOKEN WORD

GRIOTS TO EMCEES: Spoken Word, Culture and Performance returns to York University this Spring, 2017.  During the 6-week credit course, York U. students explore the form, function and content of Spoken Word through the Diaspora – from language to rhythm, … Continue reading

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WRITING THE WEB SERIES AT REGENT PARK FILM FESTIVAL!

              Are you a young emerging filmmaker looking to get your web series off the ground? Have a great idea that you need help developing into a web series? The Regent Park Film Festival … Continue reading

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A MAN’S STORY EUROPEAN PREMIER AT THE AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL!!

A MAN’S STORY, directed by Fernando Arrioja and written by MOTION features in the 2017 AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin. Starring Emmanuel Kobongo and produced by Jessica Adams, A Man’s Story makes it’s European premier April 21st through May 6th, … Continue reading

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#HOWSHEHUSTLES Presents HERSTORY IN BLACK on CBC

    Black women making history In celebration of Black History Month, HERstory in Black shares the experiences of 150 women who excel in their field, who push for greater diversity and who help build vibrant communities. Emily Mills initiated … Continue reading

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BLACK LIVES BLACK WORDS HITS TORONTO

                So EXCITED to join the artists, playwrights, actor, directors of the worldwide Theatre Movement! Chicago to UK to Toronto, and beyond… Black Lives, Black Words THE 38TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL 12 ALEXANDER STREET … Continue reading

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LADIES FIRST: BEFORE THE 6IX – #BHM2017 SERIES

                LADIES FIRST: BEFORE THE 6ix features influential women in the evolution of Canadian Hip Hop culture – G98.7 radio personality/poet Jemeni, playwright/emcee Motion, filmmaker Alison Duke and DJ/ producer L’Oqenz. The panel discussion visits … Continue reading

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NEW SE7ENS MIXTAPE ‘A SUH WE STAY’!

So great to hear the new SE7ENs Mixtape ‘A Suh We Stay’ that just dropped this weekend. 21 tracks of lyrics, beats, muuuusik for the heads, body and soul! Features include Frankie Payne, Eklipz and NuBreed MC. And to get to … Continue reading

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